Attack on patrol party on election day in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, four police officers killed

Attack on patrol party on election day in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, four police officers killed


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According to Dera Ismail Khan police chief Rauf Qaisrani, the bomb blast and firing targeted a police convoy in the Kulachi area. He said the area has been cordoned off and further investigation is underway.

At least four police officers were killed in an attack on a police patrol in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district. The incident occurred as about 128 million people across the country voted amid internet and cellular outages. Earlier in the day the Interior Ministry said the decision to block mobile network services was taken in view of the security situation. According to Dera Ismail Khan police chief Rauf Qaisrani, the bomb blast and firing targeted a police convoy in the Kulachi area. He said the area has been cordoned off and further investigation is underway.

On the other hand, Makran Division Commissioner Saeed Ahmed Umrani told Reuters that grenade attacks were reported in different parts of the province, but the vote was unaffected as there were no casualties. Interim KP Chief Minister Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah condemned the attack on Dera Ismail Khan in the tank. Media reports said one person was killed in the incident of firing at the tank, although no officials have commented on the exact number of casualties or the nature of the incident. The Chief Minister said such incidents will not stop the police from performing their duties, affirming that the country and the state stand with the law enforcement agencies.

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